US troops and military vehicles moved to Finland for drills

The top U.S. commander in Europe tasked with countering Russian aggression told lawmakers Tuesday that he envisions the need for an additional combat brigade and support troops in his theater of operations.

Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, leader of U.S. European Command and NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, told a Senate appropriations subcommittee hearing that the success of the European Reassurance Initiative rests on long-term investment and commitments, including ramped up numbers of U.S. troops, equipment and facilities to house and store them.

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